Associate Veterinarian

City: Okotoks, Alberta


Employer: Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency (SAVE)
Position: Associate Veterinarian
Terms of Employment: Permanent / Full Time
Location: Okotoks, AB
Employment Address: 322233 15th Street East, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A6
Hours of Work: 40 hours/week
Language: English
• Eligible for discretionary bonuses and increases in salary;
• Eligible for relocation expenses;
• Paid vacation/sick leave, Continuing Education (CE) allowance, VIN membership, annual licenses paid;
• Health, Dental and Vision insurance;
• Life insurance;
• Generous pet policy;
• Access to network of over 1000 veterinarians
• Malpractice insurance
• Signing Bonus
Salary: $104,629 / year
Contact: please send resumes to and include “Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency” in email subject line.


• Perform routine therapeutic procedures
• Perform Veterinary surgery
• Responsible for patient records management
• Post-operative observation
• Accurate client billing
• Participate in continuing education matters
• Examine animals and diagnose problems or diseases through physical examinations or laboratory tests
• Diagnosing and prescribing medication to sick or injured animals
• Consult with pet owners about preventive healthcare; and carry out medical and surgical procedures, such as vaccinations, dental work, and fractures.
• Perform routine surgeries and handling emergency cases
• Consulting clients on hygiene and general care of their pets. Exemplary skills to work with colleagues, clinic staff, pet parents and community
• Provide a range of veterinary services including obstetrics, and euthanasia
• Offer general wellness and vaccinations, nutrition, and weight management programs.
• May enforce government regulations in disease control and food production.
• Keeping up with the flow of the clinic and meeting expected appointment times
• Expected to attend monthly DVM and all other team meetings, and contribute ideas and feedback at the meetings that will help with the health of the clinic and patients


• 4-5 year university degree in veterinary medicine (as well as any required pre-veterinary studies for the university program, if applicable)
• Completion of national certification examinations or equivalent are required.
• Provincial Licensing in Alberta is required or ability to obtain
• Passion for what you do every day! Enthusiasm, energy, and a positive attitude are a must
• A strong desire to educate and build solid relationships with clients
• Solid communication skills, both when dealing with clients and interpersonal relationships
• Ability to work overnights, evenings, and weekends

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